State Police arrest wrong-way driver on DUI charges

By: News Staff 


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COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – A Coventry woman was arrested early Thursday morning on DUI charges after driving the wrong way on I-95. 

Rhode Island State Police received a 911 call around 4:50 a.m. Thursday reporting a wrong-way driver traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-95 near the Route 4 split in Warwick.

State Troopers stopped the vehicle and took the driver, identified as 26-year-old Nancy Alger of Coventry, into custody.

Alger faces the following charges:

  • Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs, blood-alcohol content unknown (first offense)
  • Refusal to submit to a chemical test (second offense)
  • Reckless driving

Alger was held overnight at RISP Wickford Barracks and arraigned Thursday in Third Division District Court.

She was released on $3000 Personal recognizance and is due back for a bail review hearing on March 4th.

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